I am Ernesto, an Italian artist living and working in London. I use x-rays of my body for my work, which I transform with bold colours and often embellish with gold leaf, glitter, spray paint or Swarovski crystals. All my work is very much colourful and shiny.
Discipline: Digital Art
Country: UK (United Kingdom)
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I am Ernesto, an Italian artist living and working in London. I use x-rays of my body for my work, which I transform with bold colours and often embellish with gold leaf, glitter, spray paint or Swarovski crystals. All my work is very much colourful and shiny. I often use symbols like crowns (including crown of thorns-religious symbols) and jewels that I superimpose to the x-rays, and then hand embellish them adding sparkle. Those symbols tend do identify a certain status or social position. On the other hand the x-rays instead are free from any social connotation, any prejudice or stereotype and often free form gender and ambiguous and eventually the most judgemental free angle from which a person can be looked at. These X-rayed self portraits convey a message of equality and universal values, of inclusion and diversity. I have exhibited nationally in UK and internationally and my work is collected worldwide. Exhibitions Group Exhibitions 2019 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, with Degree Art 2019 Affordable Art Fair New York, USA, with Degree Art 2019 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, with Degree Art 2019 Henely Festival, UK, with Degree Art 2019 Art Below Hyde Park, London, Curated by Ben Moore 2018 Winter Show, London, Curated by Degree Art and Trinity Art Gallery 2018 Winter Exhibtion, London, Curated by Focus LDN 2018 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Lodnon, with Degree Art 2018 Henley Festival, Henley on Thames, Degree Art/Contemporary Collective 2018 Summer Exhibition,London, Degree Art and Trinity Art Gallery 2018 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, with Degree Art 2018 Flux Exhibition, curated by Lisa Gray 2018 Talented Art Fair, London 2018 ShocK London,London, curated by Arte Mea Advisory 2017 Winter Exhibition, London, curated by Tom Cox 2017 The Benbai Expo,curatedby Sascha Bailey, Quite Useless Art, London 2017 FLUX Exhibition, curated by Lisa Gray, London 2017 Art Below Summer Show, Curated by Art Below, London 2017 The Elephant in The Room, curated by Laverne Hunt, London 2017 Contemporaries, curates by Thomas Cox (Focus LDN),London 2017 Wimbledon Art Studios May Open Show, London 2017 Spring Collection, curated by Thomas Cox (Focus LDN), London 2016 Winter Show, curated by Thomas Cox (Focus LDN), London 2016 Flux Exhibition, curated by Lisa Gray, London 2016 Tribe16 Curated by Chrom Art, London 2016 Art Below Summer Show, Curated by Ben Moore, London 2016 Queen Themed, curated by Ben Moore, Art Below, London 2016 Wimbledon Art Studios Open Show, London 2016 The Other Art Fair, London, Presented by Art Below 2016 IART, Jeddah Art Week, The Gallery Art Space, Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) 2015 Wimbledon Art Studios Open Show 2015 The Fall of the Rebel Angels,Group Exhibition during Venice Biennale, curated by Vanya Balogh, London 2015 Chinese Open: Group Exhibition, London 2013 INVERSE-EVOKE: Art and Text, London, UK 2013 TITLE ART PRIZE – Manchester, UK 2013 BIG DEAL no 5, London, UK 2013 Performance at the Bermondsey Street Festival, London, UK 2013 Brighton Art Fair, presented by Renée Pfister, Art & Gallery Consultancy, Brighton (UK) 2013 Flowers, Vyner Street, London, UK 2013 Palace Art Fair, presented by Renée Pfister, Art & Gallery Consultancy, London, UK 2013 Spring, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London, UK 2012 Wimbledon Art Studios Open Studio Winter Show, London, UK 2012 Wimbledon Art Studios Open Studio Summer Show, London, UK 2012 Arti in Posa, Mira Villa dei Leoni, Venice, Italy 2010 Arti inferiori, Milano, Italy 2010 Arti inferiori, Art Way Gallery, Treviso, Italy 2010 Italy International Art Fair “Step09”, Art Way Gallery, Milan, Italy 2009 Pecha Kucha Night Catania, Italy 2009 La Fotografia del Pensiero, Italy Fair of Photography, Milan, Italy Solo Exhibitions 2016 Hortus Anatomicus, Official Made in Italy Pop Up Store, Covent Garden, London 2009 In Floressence, 4Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2009 Visioni Meristematiche, Art Way Gallery, Treviso, Italy 2009 Programma, Venice, Italy 2008 Imagina Cafe', Venice, Italy 2008 Cafe' au Livre, Padova, Italy Residencies 2019 Maker in Residence at the Bankside Hotel, London with Contemporary Collective

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